Researchers in Development PhD Network | @RiDNet_Leeds

Participants at RiDNet’s Working with Research Assistants in the Field workshop

The Researchers in Development PhD Network (RiDNet) is a multi-disciplinary, cross faculty network for PhD and early career researchers working in international development at the University of Leeds.

This network shares ideas and builds links among PhD and early career researchers working on development issues. We host events throughout the year, including seminars, discussions, workshops, conferences, and socials. To keep up to date with our activities, follow us on @RiDNet_Leeds.

RidNet committee 2017-2018

Thirze Hermans (School of Earth and Environment)

Sally Cawood (School of Civil Engineering)

Lizzie Caperon (Leeds Institute of Health Sciences)

Fatimah Wakilbe (Leeds University Business School)

Ganzi M. Isharaza (School of Media and Communication)

Binh Trinh (School of Politics and International Development)

Gabriel Lopez Porras (School of Earth and Environment)

Rachel Palfrey (School of Earth and Environment)

Laura Smith (School of Earth and Environment)

Contact us

If you are a student, postgraduate researcher or member of staff based at the University of Leeds, you can sign-up to the RiDNet mailing list for upcoming events here. Please note, you may need to be within the University I.T. domain.

If you are based outside of the University of Leeds and would like to sign-up to the RidNet mailing list, please email: Please note, the body of the email can be empty as the content of the email is itself ignored. See information at:

For general RiDNet enquiries, please email: